ABC News, 4/3/12, 2:04-11
He was walking fast when he say, that this man behind him again. He come and say this dude look like he about to do something to him.This one is also spliced into a narrative, with no information on when it was recorded. It's a watered down version of 'look like he about to beat him' (3:00 in the 5 minute ABC clip).
Interesting how DeeDee says that so freely to Crump on 3/19 and to Gutman at some point prior to his 4/3 airdate, but then she dodges like crazy when BDLR asks her to confirm this point under oath
BDLR: OK. Alright. Uh, did Trayvon ever say he hit the guy?
Dee Dee: [pause] N...no.
BDLR: Did he ever say he was going to go hit the guy?
Dee Dee: No.
BDLR: Did Trayvon ever say, ‘The guy’s coming at me… he’s going to hit me?”
Dee Dee: [pause, faint voice can be heard in background, Dee Dee drops voice] …yeah… you could say that.
BDLR: Now I don’t want you to guess. Did he ever say that?
Dee Dee: How he said it? He did say… [sounds confused as though seeking guidance]…
BDLR: No, I want… do you understand? Did he say that or not? If he didn’t say it, that’s alright… I, I…
Dee Dee: He got… the man got…
BDLR: Do you understand, I’m not trying to get you to say anything…..
Dee Dee: He got problems… like he crazy.
BDLR: Trayvon told you that…
Dee Dee: Yeah, the man looking crazy.
Dee Dee: And look at him crazy.
BDLR: When did Trayvon tell you that?
Dee Dee: When he was walking.
BDLR: OK, but you didn’t mention that earlier. That’s why I ask you that.
Dee Dee: Yeah… walking home…
Dee Dee: …to that house.
Dee Dee: And right before he say he’s going to run.
BDLR: And he’s saying the guy looks what?
Dee Dee: Crazy…
BDLR: And did you say “what do you mean…”
Dee Dee: …and creepy.
BDLR: And did you say, “What do you mean by that?”
Dee Dee: I said... because he said this dude is like watching him… like watch…
BDLR: OK, so that’s what he meant, the guy keeps watching him.
Dee Dee: Yeah.
Given that she's stated twice that she heard
TM say GZ was following him again and then heard
TM say GZ "look like he about to do something to him" or "look like he about to beat him," the answer to BDLR's "Did Trayvon ever say, ‘The guy’s coming at me… he’s going to hit me?'"
should have been an easy "Yes."
(Okay, since it's DeeDee, at least an easy affirmative "Mmmm-hmmm.")
The fact that she goes all evasive, pauses, seems to be asking someone in the room for guidance, and then avoids directly answering the question while she's under oath
speaks volumes as to whether she has ANY credibility.
Instead, she dodges by saying (through a series of responses) that TM said "He got problems… like he crazy
[…] the man looking crazy.
[...] And look at him crazy
[...] and creepy."
And more importantly, when BDLR gets DeeDee to elaborate by asking "And did you say, 'What do you mean by that?'”
she not only responds that "he said this dude is like watching him"
-- she reconfirms it
by responding to BDLR's direct "so that’s what he meant, the guy keeps watching him"
Backing down on this point under oath-- going from claiming GZ looked like violence was imminent to GZ only kept watching him-- is pretty damaging, IMO.
And especially so, when this shift is coupled with the ABC "5m clip" showing Crump changing GZ's allegedly "heard by DeeDee" response to TM's "Why are you following me for?"
from "What are you talking about?"
-- plausibly indicating a denial of following-- to "What you doing around here?"
-- indicating aggression and belief that "(black) TM doesn't belong in (white) RTL".
And just who else was that in the room with her
when she was fumbling after that question?
BDLR is now claiming that Sybrina Fulton-- "for some reason"-- was sitting next to her during that 4/2 statement, but was Natalie Jackson or anyone else from Team Crump also sitting there?
How much BS surrounding this girl's "connects all the dots" testimony does it take to make it inadmissable as evidence?
Or is it better to risk letting her take the stand and dismantle her tangled web in front of a jury? That would work with a completely unbiased jury, but good luck finding one of those.